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The Relationship between Negative Self-Talk and Self-Handicapping in Soccer Players
Golsanam July Majidi , Fatemeh Hosseini
Master of physical education and sport science (motor behavior)
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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between negative self-talk and self-handicapping style in soccer players. In this descriptive – correlational study 260 players (230 men and 30 women) participated on a voluntary basis. Tools used included self-talk inventory and self-handicapping scale (SHS). Pearson correlation coefficient was used for data analysis. The results of Pearson correlation coefficient showed a significant negative correlation between negative self-talk and self-handicapping (p <0.05). According to the results, it can be concluded that uncertainty of the ability and skills, anxiety and anger in people and the use of negative terms are the reasons to use self-handicapping strategy.
Keywords: Negative self-talk, Self-handicapping, Soccer players
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Biomechanics and its related branches
Received: 2017/10/1 | Accepted: 2017/12/6 | Published: 2018/01/22

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